Clinical Research Quality (CRQ), established in 2016 and administered by Spectrum under the direction of the Senior Associate Dean for Research, facilitates clinical research regulatory compliance and contributes to school-wide quality and compliance improvement initiatives by

  • Developing standard operating procedures, clinical trial policies, and best practices within the School of Medicine.
  • Conducting quality audits, both routine and upon request
  • Assisting with corrective and preventive action when needed
  • Education and training via Spectrum’s programs for researchers, faculty, trainees, and staff on Good Clinical Practice and Clinical Research Operations; and ad hoc upon request
  • Tracking and trending clinical trial compliance from a variety of internal and external sources

CRQ is advised by a Faculty Advisory Committee appointed by the Senior Associate Dean for Research, and collaborates with Stanford University School of Medicine departments, institutes and centers; with the Research Compliance Office and Institutional Review Board, and with University Internal Audit Services and the Privacy Office.

Quality Improvement  

Clinical Trials Disclosure (

  • New and Noteworthy
    • Applicable Clinical Trial Checklist
    • Stanford Study Registration Quick Guide
    • Stanford Policy and Guidance
    • Study Registration: resources
    • Results Posting: resources
  • Resources
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Related Journal Publications

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